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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Exciting line-up at West Bridgford Library for this year’s Inspire Poetry Festival!


For the third year running, West Bridgford Library will be playing host to performances by some of the country’s top poets as part of Inspire Poetry Festival  2019.

The festival features TS Eliot Prize winner Jacob Polley who will be reading his powerful poetry on Wednesday 25 September, alongside Nottinghamshire favourite Andrew Graves.

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Derry-born Colette Bryce will take centre stage on Saturday 28 September, joined by rising star Nafeesa Hamid for an evening of extraordinary words.


Audiences are encouraged to book their tickets fast, as two workshops taking place at West Bridgford Library have already sold out!


And don’t miss the annual Poetry Takeover day at West Bridgford Library on the final day of the festival, which offers free, creative and fun activities for everyone to enjoy – no need to book for this one, just turn up and join in!

Jacob Polley won the 2016 T.S. Eliot prize for poetry for his fourth book of poemsJackself.  A poet of the uncanny and the startlingly lyrical, Jacob’s work explores his rural upbringing, the forces of tradition and history, and the power of speech as it approaches song.  Born in Cumbria, Jacob now lives and works in Newcastle.

Andrew Graves is a Nottingham poet who regularly performs his work throughout the UK.  His third collection Not Dancing with Ingrid Pitt will be published by Burning Eye Books in 2020.  He has performed with the likes of Sleaford Mods, John Hegley and Henry Normal and been commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, BBC Radio 4 and Edinburgh International Literature Festival.  He recently represented the east Midlands for National Poetry Day.

£10, Booking advised, Adults (under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)

Book here

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